UPSESCB teachers' selection: HC stays single judge order for CBI probe
The order was passed by a division bench comprising Justice Syed Rafat Alam and Justice Rakesh Sharma on a special appeal filed by the State Government.india Updated: Apr 20, 2007 20:46 IST
A Division Bench of Allahabad High Court on Friday stayed the order of the single judge, by which, he had directed the CBI to hold a preliminary inquiry into the alleged irregularities into the selection of 280 teachers by UP Secondary Education Services Commission Board (UPSESCB).
The order was passed by a division bench comprising Justice Syed Rafat Alam and Justice Rakesh Sharma on a special appeal filed by the State Government, challenging the direction of the single judge.
During the court proceedings, Advocate General SMA Kazmi contended that since the matter of handing over the investigation to CBI had been refused on March 21, this year by the Supreme Court and the matter had been referred to a Constitution Bench, therefore, in view of a recent full bench decision, the judicial propriety demands that the courts should refrain from passing orders for CBI probe.
The single judge bench it may be recalled had also directed the CBI to probe the adjustment of these teachers by the Board under three separate meetings of the committees of the Board. The single judge had also directed the CBI to ascertain whether it was motivated by ulterior considerations.
The single judge had said that if it was found that the selection as well as adjustment of the selected teachers had been for favours, the CBI should also proceed to probe the personal assets of the persons involved.